Jared Crick

Jared Crick Out For Year; Are Nebraska Big Ten Chances Done?

Nebraska defensive tackle Jared Crick is out for the year due to an arm injury.
<p> Nebraska's defense suffered a big loss with defensive tackle Jared Crick out for the year due to an arm injury.</p>

Nebraska defensive tackle Jared Crick has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a torn pectoral muscle. Crick suffered the injury during Saturday’s 34-27 win over Ohio State.

The senior entered the year with high expectations. Crick was selected as a preseason first-team Athlon All-American and was widely-regarded as the top defensive tackle in college football.

Athlon Awards: Best Defensive Line Units

Florida State boasts one of the nation's top defensive lines.
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the best defensive line units in college football for 2011.</p>

They're the teams within the team - those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.

Whether it's the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball - these teams in miniature hone their tasks on the practice field until those tasks become second nature.